Odds & Ends
Some photos from Seattle to Olympia from the week of Jan. 27 to Feb. 3.
Two men examine a rifle outside the John L O’Brien legislative office building in Olympia before a House Judiciary Committee hearing on I – 594 on Jan. 28, 2014. The initiative to the legislature that would require a background check for all sales and transfers of fire arms. The display of this firearm at the capitol is completely legal. Under Washington law, the legislature is considered a public space, which means that – unless expressly prohibited – citizens may carry posses firearms on site as long they are licensed properly.
Randy Holland, a pediatric surgeon at a Tacoma children’s hospital hold’s a sign while in line for the hearing on I-594 on Jan. 28. “I’ve cared for several children that have been injured by guns and gun safety is to limit the injuries that can happen to children.” Holland says that most of the time, “the accidents we see that are criminal are often drive by shootings. So the children unlucky to be in harm’s way. Thankfully, [it’s] fairly rare that it’s intentional to injure a child with a firearm.”
Kieth Sexton of Kent plays his guitar for commuters outside Seattle’s King Street Station on Feb. 3. Sexton said he usually plays on Seahawks game days, but will sometimes come by on a weekday to “keep [people] entertained.” Sexton said that one his favorite memories is having played some Grateful Dead songs while Seahawks’ coach Pete Carroll sang along before a game at Century Link Field.
Elili Zarrin of Capitol Hill and and Michael Z. of Greenlake enjoy late night Gyros at Aladdin Falafel on the 4500 Block of University Way on Feb. 3, 2014.